Roger Hickoff, 39, of Camp Hill found himself jobless when his employer decided to relocate most of the company's operations to a Honduras plant.
.Married with three children, he had a bachelor’s degree in graphics from California University of Pennsylvania.
After checking job availability, Hickoff decided his best opportunity would be to retrain for a new kind of employment through HACC. He applied for an extension of his state unemployment benefits under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance. . He chose HVAC/R, which stands for today’s complex heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Hickoff earned an associate in applied science degree in one year because his past credits in general education courses, such as English, were transferable to HACC.